Ragan Glover, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication, Communication

Ragan Glover



Ragan Glover is an Assistant Professor of Communication at University of Texas at San Antonio. Her research critically examines users experiences with digitally networked technologies. In particular, she focuses on immersive and mobile media technologies. Currently, she serves as the Associate Director of the inter-institutional Networked Mobilities Lab, and she is a faculty affiliate for COLFA Digital Initiatives.

Research Interests

  • Digital Studies
  • UX
  • Mobile Communication
  • Immersive Media
  • Communication Infrastructures


  • Ph.D. in Communication, Rhetoric, and Digital Media, North Carolina State University (2022)
  • M.A. in English with concentration in Composition and Rhetoric, University of South Carolina (2015)
  • B.A. in English, University of North Carolina (2013)



de Souza e Silva, A. & Glover-Rijkse, R. (Eds.) (2020). Hybrid Play: Crossing Boundaries in Game Design, Player Identities and Play Spaces. New York: Routledge Press.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

de Souza e Silva, A. Glover-Rijkse, R., Njathi, A., Cunto Bueno, D. (2021). Playful mobilities in the global south: A study of Pokémon Go play in Rio de Janeiro and Nairobi. New Media & Society. https://doi.org/10.1177/14614448211016400

de Souza e Silva, A., Glover-Rijkse, R., Njathi, A., Cunto Bueno, D. (2021). Exploring the material conditions of location-based mobile gameplay in the global south. Information, Communication & Society. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2021.1909098

Gallagher, V., Renner, M., & Glover-Rijkse, R. (2020). Public address as embodied experience: Using digital technologies to enhance communicative and civic engagement in the communication classroom.” Communication Education, 69(3), pp. 281-299.

Glover-Rijkse, R. (2019) Mobilized networked infrastructures: Implications for action, space, and knowledge. Mobile Media and Communication, 7(3), pp. 380-394.

Book Chapters

de Souza e Silva, A. & Glover-Rijkse, R. (2022). Rethinking micromobility as mobilities justice: Location-based traffic apps in Rio de Janeiro. In: The Routledge Companion to Media and the City. In: E. Stein, B. Kredell, & G. Halegoua (Eds.). Routledge Press.

Glover-Rijkse, R. & de Souza e Silva, A. (2021). Evolving geographies of mobile communication. In. P. Adams & B. Warf (Eds), Handbook of Media Geographies. Routledge, pp. 172-182.

de Souza e Silva, A. & Glover-Rijkse, R. (2020). Historicizing hybrid spaces. In: L. Hjorth & A. de Souza e Silva (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Mobile Media Art. Routledge Press, pp. 117-127.

Glover-Rijkse, R. (2020) You start it: A dialogue with Nick Tandavanitj (Blast Theory). In: A. de Souza e Silva and R. Glover-Rijkse (Eds.), Hybrid Play: Crossing Boundaries in Game Design, Player identities and Play spaces. New York: Routledge Press, pp. 15-29.

Software Presentation de Souza e Silva, A., & Glover-Rijkse, R. (2023). Software presentation: The retro mobile gaming database. Mobile Media & Communication, pp. 1-6.

Public Scholarship Glover-Rijkse, R. & de Souza e Silva. (2023). Networked Mobilities Podcast. [Available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts].

Glover-Rijkse, R. (2022). WiFi-equipped pandemic school buses. Mobile Networked Creativity Repository. Retrieved from: https://mobilenetworkedcreativity.pubpub.org/ pub/17btnoh8/release/2

de Souza e Silva, A. & Glover-Rijkse, R. (2021, January 28). Tracing the history of mobile games. NC State News. Retrieved from: https://news.ncsu.edu/2021/01/tracing-the-history-of-mobile-games/

Book Reviews

Glover-Rijkse, R. (2018). Review of K. Cumiskey & L. Hjorth’s (2017) Haunting Hands_: Mobile Media Practices and Loss.” Mobile Media and Communication, 6(3), pp. 428-429.

Glover-Rijkse, R. (2018). Review of A. Propen & M. L. Schuster’s (2017) Rhetoric and Communication Perspectives on Domestic Violence.” Technical Communication Quarterly, 27(4), pp.1-2.